2007 Caesar's Indiana WSOP Circuit Event

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2007 Caesar's Indiana WSOP Circuit Event

Caesar's Indiana Hotel and Casino
Elizabeth, Indiana
October 19 to November 2, 2006

October 20 Event #1 -- No-Limit Hold'em
870 entrants including 288 alternates showed up to begin the WSOP Caesar's Indiana Circuit Tournament in this two day event. Payouts went to the top 81 finishers, and with a buy in of $300 + $40 a prize pool of $253,170 was established.

  1. Rob Hutcherson -- $65,825
  2. Neal Harding -- $34,937
  3. Billy Jannings -- $20,254
  4. Veronica Heath -- $17,722
  5. Justin Shaw -- $15,190
  6. Dan Hill -- $12,659
  7. Brad Schooler -- $10,127
  8. Ronnie Yarbrough -- $7,595
  9. John Sanders -- $5,063

October 21 Event #2 -- Limit Hold'em
167 players paid $500 + $50 to sit down for Limit Hold'Em at Event #2. Prize pool size reached $80,995 and payouts went to the top 18. Below are the final table results:

  1. Sam Morris -- $26,240
  2. John Barlow -- $13,769
  3. Todd Spencer -- $8,100
  4. Maurice Dix -- $6,480
  5. Brent Corder -- $4,860
  6. David Burch -- $4,050
  7. Craig Thorp -- $3,240
  8. John Hegele -- $2,430
  9. Billy Joy -- $1,620

October 22 Event #3 -- No-Limit Hold'em
$1,000 + $60 was the buyin for event #3 which drew 247 entrants. Payouts went to the top 18 at this event and the prize pool reached $247,000.

  1. Jim McCorkle -- $56,254
  2. John Rolnick -- $29,517
  3. Nathan Pal -- $17,363
  4. Patrick Dalton -- $13,890
  5. Robert Workman -- $10,418
  6. John Shanks -- $8,682
  7. Nick Guagenti -- $6,945
  8. Brett Thomas -- $5,209
  9. Danny Grayson -- $3,473

October 23 Event #4 -- No-Limit Hold'em
Event buyin was $300 per entrant which was paid by 527 poker players to get in on the fourth tournament held at Caesar's Indiana. Prize pool reached $153,357 with payouts going to the top 18.

  1. John Sullivan -- $44,475
  2. Damon Wiggs -- $23,464
  3. Dave Neuman -- $12,269
  4. William Mayes -- $10,735
  5. Gary Mclin -- $9,201
  6. Andrew Clifton -- $7,668
  7. Cailon Williams -- $6,134
  8. Rick Schuler -- $4,601
  9. Dan Elsea -- $3,067

October 24 Event #5 -- No-Limit Hold'em
There were 263 entrants paying $500 each to enter which helped to build a $127,555 prize pool. Cash went to the top 18 players.

  1. Mark Williams -- $49,819
  2. Keith Ritchie -- $22,450
  3. Michael Mielzynski -- $11,480
  4. Jay Minor -- $8,929
  5. Brett Thomas -- $7,653
  6. Glenn Cissell -- $6,378
  7. Ryan Ramsdell -- $5,102
  8. Dale Poynter -- $3,827
  9. Richard Baker -- $2,551

October 25 Event #6 -- Ladies No-Limit Hold'em
222 ladies graced the tables with their presence at Caesar's Indiana for Event #6. Coupled with a $200 buy in, a prize pool of $43,068 was established. Payouts went to the top 26.

  1. Tiffany Gleason -- $13,873
  2. Reyna Bennett -- $7,580
  3. Tracey Malvestuto -- $3,876
  4. Janine O'Neil -- $3,015
  5. Denise Van Burkleo -- $2,584
  6. Tiffany Dearman -- $2,153
  7. Gina Herr -- $1,723
  8. Marijane Stouder -- $1,292
  9. Rebecca Summers -- $861

October 25 Event #7 -- Pot-Limit Omaha High-Low 8/OB (1 rebuy)
247 turned out for this tournament, paying $500 each to enter. Prize pool size hit $47,918 with payouts going only to the final table players.

  1. Ryan Dersch -- $28,635
  2. Nathan Wade -- $15,908
  3. Christopher Viox -- $8,749
  4. Michael Lutes -- $6,363
  5. Scott Gullett -- $5,568
  6. Anthony Schoenlein -- $4,772
  7. Dallas Flowers -- $3,977
  8. Lawrence Kozlove -- $3,182
  9. Larry Romine -- $2,386
(Note on Event #7, these were the results that were made available to us. But obviously the numbers do not add up such as a $47,918 prize pool when 247 players paid $500 each to enter. If we receive any updates, we promise to change the data for this event.)

October 26 Event #8 -- No-Limit Hold'em
The entry fee for event 8 was $500 which was paid by 293 players that sat down at the tables. Prize pool got up to $142,105 which was distributed to the top 28 finishers. Here is how the final table turned out:

  1. Steven Jerrells -- $45,473
  2. Robert Mead -- $25,010
  3. Jeffrey Hargis -- $12,789
  4. Ronnie Yarbrough -- $9,947
  5. Jeremy Thompson -- $8,526
  6. Miquel Rodriguez -- $7,105
  7. Chad Stoyell -- $5,684
  8. George Lusby -- $4,263
  9. Ben Durham -- $2,842

October 27 Event #9 -- No-Limit Hold'em
174 players each paid $1,000 + $60 for the right to sit down at this tournament. And with a cash pool of $168,780, money went to the top 19. Final table result are below:

  1. Jason Mann -- $54,687
  2. Jeff Jones -- $28,693
  3. William Coyle -- $16,878
  4. Jamin Stokes -- $13,502
  5. Mark Morris -- $10,127
  6. John Van Fleet -- $8,439
  7. Len Ashby -- $6,751
  8. John Mosseau -- $5,063
  9. Ricky Gleason$3,376

October 28 Event #10 -- No-Limit Hold'em
158 entries came to the 10th tournament event at Caesar's. Entry fee was $1500, resulting in a prize pool of $229,890 with money going to the top 18.

  1. Patrick Madden -- $74,484
  2. Matt Sterling -- $39,081
  3. Michael Aberle -- $22,989
  4. Christine Wilson -- $18,391
  5. Dennis Booze -- $13,793
  6. Shane Masters -- $11,495
  7. Caywood Vanstratum -- $9,169
  8. Jeffrey Whisnant -- $6,897
  9. William Hammock -- $4,598

October 29 Event #11 -- No-Limit Hold'em
$2,000 + $80 was the cost to sit down and play in event #11. 108 did so to see who would become a WSOP circuit tournament winner. Prize pool amount rose to $209,520 with payouts to the top 18.

  1. Yong An -- $67,884
  2. Thomas Fuller -- $35,618
  3. Manelic Minaya -- $20,952
  4. Chad Batista -- $16,762
  5. Jeremiah Hamman -- $12,571
  6. William O'Reilly -- $10,476
  7. Ed Corrado -- $8,381
  8. Ricardo Rodrriguez -- $6,286
  9. Robert Cole -- $4,190

October 31 Event #12 -- No-Limit Hold'em Championship Day 1
169 players paid $5,000 each to enter the No-Limit Hold'Em Championships. The winner will receive a free seat to the 2007 WSOP Main Event. A lot of great players turned up such as Steve Rassi, Thomas Fuller, Nenad Medic, Jianhua Zhou and Brett Richey to name a few. At the end of the day, there were 46 left to move on to Day 2

  1. Joel Casper -- 95,900 chips
  2. Gary Chew -- 89,900 chips
  3. James English -- 75,700 chips
  4. Carl White -- 64,700 chips
  5. Ed Corrado -- 62,500 chips
  6. Nenad Medic -- 58,700 chips
  7. Steve Rassi -- 57,600 chips
  8. Thomas Fuller -- 51,300 chips
  9. Gary Crow -- 51,200 chips

November 1 Event #12 -- No-Limit Hold'em Championship Day 2
The 46 players will continue the action until there are 9 for the final table. Prize pool size reached the neighborhood of $845,000 and cash will go to the top 18 finishers. Here are the top 9 players with chip counts:

  1. Chad Batista -- 388,000 chips
  2. Robert Arthur -- 286,000 chips
  3. Joel Casper -- 217,000 chips
  4. Ed Corrado -- 206,000 chips
  5. Hilbert Shirey -- 166,000 chips
  6. William Brown -- 149,000 chips
  7. Hoyt Lance -- 112,000 chips
  8. Thomas Fuller -- 89,000 chips
  9. Douglas Carli -- 78,000 chips

November 2 Event #12 -- No-Limit Hold'em Championship Final Table
It came down to just the final 9 players and Chad Batista took the title, the cash and the free seat to the 2007 WSOP Main Event as his reward. Final table results are below:

  1. Chad Batista -- $262,002
  2. Hoyt Lance -- $80,865
  3. Ed Corrado -- $80,865
  4. Herbert Shirey -- $64,692
  5. Douglas Carli -- $48,519
  6. Joel Casper -- $40,433
  7. Robert Arthur -- $32,346
  8. William Brown -- $24,260
  9. Thomas Fuller -- $16,173

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